Allergies and sensitivity to certain ingredients is growing at an alarming rate. We see it on the news and in our very own homes every day. Chemicals used to make many processed foods are not very good for human consumption. We, as humans, generally make the necessary adjustments to our diet and go about our lives, but what about our dogs that may have sensitive tummies as well?
We give our dogs the best of everything. They are awarded the softest bed in the house, toys to entertain their every playful desire, and expensive, store bought dog treats. A dog given all of these comforts should be the happiest animal on the planet, but there may be a problem. Store bought dog treats are mass produced in factories in any number of countries.
The countries that the treats are manufactured in may have very liberal views on how the treats are made. The equipment could be old or not well maintained. Faulty equipment can contaminate the dog treats with shards of metal or plastic. There is also the issue of cleanliness. Bacteria grow most rapidly in warmer climates. Not properly cleaning equipment at the end of a work day could open the flood gates of potential bacteria making its way into the treats. An animal with a sensitive stomach is more susceptible to these potential hazards.
Homemade Dog Treats for Sensitive Stomachs The Solution
Sensitive stomachs are a common occurrence in humans and are a growing trend in the animal kingdom. The solution to this increasing problem is very simple and will, actually save you money. More and more pet owners are choosing to home make their own dog treats. These treats can be made in a variety of ways to satisfy even the most finicky eater.
Unlike store bought treats, the pet owner can control the ingredients being put into the treats. The recipe can be adapted to leave out ingredients that might upset the delicate digestive system of many dogs.
Many of the ingredients in recipes for dog treats are staples in every kitchen. These treats are made from common ingredients such as, honey, peanut butter, and flour. There is no need to spend your hard earned money on processed dog treats that truly, do nothing for the dog when it is better for everyone to home make these tasty treats.
There is nothing more frustrating, for both pet and owner, to go to give a dog a treat only to discover the box is empty. The loving pet owner then has to go to the store to purchase the treat taking precious time away from the pet. With homemade treats, the owner can quickly whip up a batch of fresh treats and there is no time lost with the dog.
Beneficial for All
Homemade dog treats are beneficial for everyone involved. Many times, a dog’s sensitive stomach can cause the owner to take him or her back and forth to the vet trying to find the cause of the problem. Vet bills pile up and the process of finding out the root cause can take a great deal of time and tests. The tests are both expensive and very invasive to the animal.
If a dog is only given homemade treats, the owner can more easily discern what ingredients the dog is sensitive to. The recipe can be adjusted until the culprit is found and removed from the treat. Natural ingredients are used in homemade dog treats, so expensive vet bills, due to upset stomach, will become a thing of the past.
Our dogs become part of our family. Unlike humans who can live for many many decades, dogs are only allotted a short time on this earth, so it is our responsibility to the animal to ensure that every day spent is full of love and affection. It is important to do everything in our power to prolong a dog’s life and provide a happy home.
It makes total sense, we feed our family healthy homemade meals and we reward our children with scrumptious homemade treats for a job well done. Why wouldn’t we offer the same to our beloved pets? We are not only their masters, but their protectors and it is our job to protect them from the harmful effects mass produced dog treats can have on animals with sensitive digestive systems.
Rewarding our pets is also rewarding for us. We enjoy seeing them jump for the treat and their happy goofy looking faces when they want another one. They bring so much joy into our lives and we should, in turn, try to provide them with the highest care possible. A happy healthy pet will live a long life and will provide their owners with many years of great joy. Give your dog the best and show him you care with homemade dog treats.